UTSA Advanced Placement Summer Institute hosts 480 U.S., international teachers
By Mary Scheske Wharmby
Communications Coordinator, Office of Extended Education
The annual UTSA Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI) welcomed an all-time high of 480 teachers, both American and international, to UTSA.
To meet the popular demand this year, two AP® Summer Institutes were held: one during the last week of June at the Downtown Campus, and the first week of August at the Main Campus.
Frank Salazar welcomes teachers to the AP® Summer Institute Orientation on August 4th.
AP® Environmental Science teachers interact with a bone identification system at the Center for Archeological Research (CAR) at UTSA.
Conducted by the Office of Extended Education, the sixth APSI included twenty-six workshops in science, math, and humanities. Several workshops explored San Antonio in the form of educational field trips: The Environmental Science Workshop toured the Pearl Brewery and the Center for Archeological Research at UTSA. The Art History workshop were led on tours by docents at the McNay Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
AP® teachers participate in this four-day program to complete 30 contact hours with the guidance of qualified College Board consultants holding doctorates or decades of experience in their subject field.
AP® Art History teachers learn from a museum docent about Antonin Mercie's “Gloria Victis!” at the McNay Art Museum.
AP® Studio Art teachers busy working on their different projects including water color, sculpturing, and mixed media art pieces.
"Our institute continues to grow each year which provides us with the opportunity to offer a variety of different workshops while meeting the demands of our AP® teachers," said Marty Gutierrez Saul, Assistant Director of Extended Education. "The teachers come to UTSA to enjoy a week of learning which helps prepares them for the new school year."
Frank Salazar, Director of Extended Education, said, "Every year our APSI program gets bigger and better thanks to dedicated Extended Education staff whose relentless determination and attention to detail provided AP® teachers from all over the world a strong quality program. Martha Gutierrez Saul, Assistant Director of Extended Education, oversaw every detail associated with bringing a “top tier” program to our AP® teachers. My special thanks also goes to Mary Scheske Wharmby, Rachel Blanquiz, and Valerie Martinez for their efforts, dedication, talents, and contributions.”
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